What’s the Best Way to Sequence a Yoga Class?


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By Jenni Rawlings & Travis Pollen, PhD, Jenni Rawlings, and Travis Pollen. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This episode might change the way you think about yoga sequencing!

In this episode, yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen have a thorough, nuanced discussion about yoga sequencing. Using a movement science lens, they cover what yoga sequencing is, why it matters, some common approaches to sequencing, and they include a special focus on “peak pose sequencing” – arguably the most popular style of sequencing out there!

Jenni and Travis cover some of the advantages of peak pose sequencing as well as some very surprising disadvantages of this sequencing style that seem to be largely overlooked in the yoga world.

Enjoy this engaging and eye-opening discussion for yoga, movement, and fitness geeks!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Blog post: Yoga Pose/Counterpose Rules: Are They Necessary?

Blog post: 3 Claims About the Body Yoga Teachers Should Stop Making

Strength for Yoga Remote Group Training – ongoing, interactive monthly strength program for yogis designed by Jenni & Travis

Yoga class & continuing ed course memberships on Jenni’s website

Catherine Wilkinson – excellent evidence-based yoga teacher trainings in South Africa (and online!)

To find out more about Travis Pollen: website / Instagram

Music used with generous permission from Dischord A Cappella.

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